Zika Virus – Vietnam
In an update of the Zika virus situation in Vietnam’s southern city of Ho Chi Minh, health officials report 27 additional confirmed cases in the past week, bringing the total cases to 65. According to a VN Express report, the virus has now spread to 17 out of the city’s 24 districts.
Chicken Pox in Kenya
The Health ministry has confirmed an ongoing outbreak of chickenpox in Mombasa and Nairobi. According to the ministry’s department of disease surveillance, Mombasa County has had the disease since January, with about 500 cases being reported. In September, the cases increased to about 1,200, with majority of the patients being young children.